Time for an update as we get close to the finish line --
1. There have been lots of creative pledges. As a result lots of motivation for me to keep cranking out the miles. I reached 5,000 on December 11 (in Mike's Maze!) and was thinking, great, I can take it easy for the rest of the year. But then Eric Smith offered up a generous pledge spurring me on to reach 5,280. And Valerie Meyer made her own generous pledge with more reasons to get out every day.
So I'm now at 5,252
Still 7 days to go.
2. As of yesterday we're on track to raise a little over $9,000. I realize that, as the mileage rises, there are some folks who may be looking at a pledge higher than they anticipated. If you need to back off some, that's fine.
On the other hand, there's certainly still time for adding your name to the list, in whatever way you wish.
3. And as of today, Xmas day, well, we have a match. Same deal as with MF1, dollar for dollar, so in fact we're at just over $18,000. It would be really nice if we could get that to 20K.
Obviously that would be great for the junior program. It also would mean that I (and all of us) wouldn't have to do MF3 for 2 or 3 more years. :-)
4. Details are here
. Everything helps, large and small. Pledges can be added to the comments
for that post, or, if you wish to stay anonymous, e-mail them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And remember, every dollar is matched.